Bye bye 2018… My year in review

I must be getting old because 2018 has seriously flown by. It feels like just 5 minutes ago that we were toasting in the new year and thanking our lucky stars that 2017, with all its political drama and chaos, was behind us (oh, how naive we were!) As… View Post

Story-telling and street art in Stokes Croft & Montpelier

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than being a tourist in your own town. It’s so easy to walk by the same places day after day, without ever really knowing the history, the stories, or the people behind them. Which is why I jumped at the chance to join an exclusive… View Post

Autumn at Westonbirt Arboretum

(UPDATED FOR 2019) Whilst my fellow Brits are lamenting the end of summer, I’m secretly thrilled about the seasonal change. Call me crazy, but I love packing my flip flops and sun cream away for another year and getting out my chunky knits ready for Autumn.  And when it… View Post

Bibury: the prettiest village in the Cotswolds

We’re in the midst of a rare phenomenon in England right now… it’s summer – and it’s sunny. I know, I know, it’s July – it’s meant to be hot. But trust me, having lived through 30 summers on this little island, I can confirm that a British heatwave… View Post

Up, Up and away… The magic of Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

There’s a certain time of year in Bristol when, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you get that same excited feeling that you did as a kid on Christmas Day… You rush to the window and look outside but instead of a white world, it’s… View Post

Cycling The Camel Trail in Cornwall

In case you didn’t get the memo, there’s a “staycation boom” going on in the UK right now. That’s right, apparently more people than ever are holidaying in good old Blighty… and there’s a lot to be said for ditching the airport crowds and getting out to explore your… View Post

5 reasons to visit Oxford this summer

As a self-proclaimed part-time traveller, I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to venture far to discover new and exciting places. So I’m rather ashamed to tell you that, despite growing up within 50 miles of one of England’s most historic and frequently visited cities, it took me until last… View Post

5 of the top things to do in Wells

It might be England’s smallest city but there is plenty to see and do in beautiful Wells. Nestled within the Mendip Hills in Somerset, this medieval city is full of “Olde” English charm and architectural beauty. It’s the perfect place for a Sunday wander or a relaxing weekend getaway. Here’s… View Post